As Stephanie Tanner, Jodie Sweetin could steal a scene like few child actors before or since. The world knows Jodie Sweetin then and now as one of the breakout stars of Full House (and its Netflix reboot, Fuller House), but privately, the actress has had to battle some pretty significant demons. While her struggles and issues could have easily destroyed her, making her just another name on a long list of troubled and wounded child stars, that's not what happened at all. Sweetin lived to tell her tale, and while the details of her story are disturbing, they are proof positive that recovery - and hope - are always possible.
The Jodie Sweetin biography begins in Los Angeles, where the actress was born in 1982. She started acting just five years later, and the role of Stephanie Tanner became the second job she ever booked. As happens all too often with child actors, she became overly identified with her most famous role, so much so she lost sight of who she was. When Full House ended in 1995, Sweetin's issues began.
Read on for some stories, facts, and things you didn't know about Jodie Sweetin and her remarkable journey back to sobriety, sanity, and success.
She Snorted Meth At An Olsen Twins' Premiere
Her Mother Was An Addict And Her Father Was Killed In A Prison Riot
She Got So Drunk At Candace Cameron's Wedding She Had To Be Escorted Out
She Once Drove Drunk With Her Baby In The CarPhoto: Fuller House/Netflix
She Started Using Drugs And Alcohol At Age 14
During Her Early 'Sobriety,' She Actually Wasn't Sober At All